by Brad Nelson 4/4/14
Take part in the Second Greatest American poll which you’ll find at the bottom right of the page. Don’t worry about confidentiality. If you support someone that I don’t you won’t be sacked as Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich was simply because he donated money to support Proposition 8 in California.
Here, the only way to get banned is to be a nagging liberal who simply wants to write virtual graffiti on this site and share his or her misery. We have enough of our own, thank you.
The listing in the poll is, of course, highly subjective, so feel free to choose “other” and then write-in your choice here. You can get inspiration for your candidates from this Wiki article regarding the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.
My own choice for #2 was John Wayne. That is partly because he is not just another politician. Most of the greatness of America has to do with things other than government. Wayne was the personification of American good-guy toughness, strength, courage, and integrity. And, personally, he was a hell of a guy as well.
Those who almost made the poll list (you have to stop somewhere) are Alexander Hamilton, Noah Webster, Booker T. Washington, Helen Keller, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Nikola Tesla, Calvin Coolidge, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Katharine Hepburn, Alexander Graham Bell, Lou Gehrig, Will Rogers, and Clara Barton.
The #1 American, of course, is George Washington. This is largely undisputed, thus this poll to help sort out #2.
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